setting the scene for nobody

GH made setting the scene for nobody in 2001 and exhibited the artwork in 2001 in mission: untitled (blue) at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (cur. Stuart Koop), Melbourne. setting the scene for nobody is a standalone artwork. The artwork's medium is poster, watercolour and lead pencil on paper, acrylic on wood, telephone, tape recorder with tape of phone ringing, and comprises of 22 component/s measuring, overall, table, wood and glass, 550hx 550w x 550d mm; chair , plywood, 300h x 300w x 300d mm; 5 paintings on plywood 400h x 400w mm;.

Watercolour text: Finish setting the scene for nobody by checking whether you have put in place the: 1. row of paintings nobody likes? yes / no 2. corner protectors for marks nobody leaves? yes / no 3. ringing of a telephone that nobody can answer? yes / no 4. photographs of corner-paintings taken with nobody in mind? yes / no 5. copies of an art catalogue that nobody reads? yes / no 6. doorway through which nobody will enter? yes / no 7. poster for a sculptural situation that nobody will see? yes / no 8. empty ledge, upon which rests the moment that waits for nobody? yes / no Checked? Sign the time ________ and date_______ then quickly depart before nobody sees you. from the Encyclopaedia of setting scenes page 160301 a. telephone and catalogue on table b. a noisy corner consisting of telephone rings and pauses c. place on wall where was once a poster for a sculptural situation d. an empty ledge for the moment that awaits nobody Contents of art catalogue that nobody reads : for an exhibition nobody went to: – Fergus Armstrong : a letter to the people of 5,000 years hence from a Japanese school child included in the Expo ‘70 capsule in Osaka; – Sandra Bridie: her Gallery and Museums Studies Resarch Quaestions, entitled ‘Artists as Curators’, left unanswered; – Andrew Hurle: two empty forms; – Gail Hastings: an excerpt from an article on the architecture of James Birrell to be published in Monument Magazine.

Bibliography
Stuart Koop, mission: untitled (blue), exhibition catalogue, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2001.
Stuart Koop, ‘Gail Hastings’, red: Text / Images / Sounds, exhibition catalogue, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2001, p.61.